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Old 08-12-2008, 03:48 PM
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Dying Lawn - Help ID Cause Please

The owners have a dog, don't irrigate, and I fertilize it. Help!!!

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Old 08-12-2008, 03:51 PM
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:52 PM
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:18 PM
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Sure looks an awful lot like drought damage to me, but that is just my thoughts from looking at a picture. Did you take a soil probe with you when you went to look at it? That will tell you the problem right there...
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:33 PM
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Plant some "Gravel".

Sorry but Turf won't make it without water/DOG, AND high salts.

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Old 08-13-2008, 10:10 AM
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Sorry but this does not look good.

What type of fertilizer did you use and at what rate? It looks like the nitorgen might had been the straw that broke the camels back. You really have to be careful in the hot weather conditions with no irrigation.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:14 PM
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Im using a crummy computer right now in the pesticide area, so my monitor isnt great.

But i'm guessing its stress. I can still see the pass you made right down the middle. Unless you took this picture immeditally following an app im thinking stress.

Tell them living things need water to live and without it they'll die. Its pretty simple.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:53 PM
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Thanks for all of the replies. The last app I did was 24-0-11 at at between 2-3 lbs per M. That would be somewhere between .5 and .75 lbs Nitrogen.

If you look in the one pic, the area near the hose (which leaks) is looking great so it must be the combination of drought stress and the dog.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:36 PM
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.5 to .75 pounds of N in July is a lot in your area. the average temp in July was 85 and there were a lot of 90 degree days. If the N wasn't the cause, it sure didn't help. We only put N down in July if we know with certainty that the irrigation systems are turned on and running regularly. Save your money and just treat for weeds and insects in July.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:59 PM
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I don't even waste my time with properties where the owners dont clean up after their pets.

Looks like the majority of that damage is because Fido uses it as a litter box.
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